Advocacy News

Family physicians learn about important health policy topics and legislation to influence the laws that affect patients and practice. CAFP stays up to date concerning issues related to health care reform, public and private payment, public health, HIT, legal issues, medical practice affairs, insurance and the practice of medicine.
January 11, 2022
California Family Physicians Applaud Governor Newsom for Visionary Budget Proposal

CAFP commends Governor Newsom’s initiatives to improve health care access in California. San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and its more than 10,000 members commend Governor Gavin Newsom on the impactful, forward-thinking approach of his proposed January 2022-23 Budget Proposal. The budget proposal includes key investments to improve access to health […]

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January 5, 2022
FDA Repeals Mifepristone Dispensing Restriction

by Shannon Connolly, MD, CAFP President The patient I didn’t get to take care of is a 15-year-old kid from Barstow, California. This sneaker-clad teen with an unintended pregnancy would have come to my clinic to receive a medication abortion, except she could not figure out the logistics of traveling 117 miles so she could […]

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December 20, 2021
Join a CAFP Committee in 2022

The California Academy of Family Physicians is requesting applications of interest for committee members. CAFP is a member-led organization that relies on the expertise of its committee members and Board of Directors. The process to welcome new committee members begins now. Applications are due by Friday, January 21, 2022. The committees that currently have openings […]

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December 17, 2021
Apply for an AMAM Scholarship

Interested in learning more about CAFP's advocacy efforts? Check out the 2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting held March 12-13 in Sacramento, followed by Family Medicine Lobby Day on March 14. The CAFP Foundation is awarding fifteen $500 stipends to medical students and residents to attend the meeting. The application is now open! Apply Here>>

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December 13, 2021
CAFP Updated Resolutions

CAFP has updated the chart reflecting the actions taken by the Board on all resolutions which has been posted here. As a reminder, the chart of actions taken is updated after each quarterly meeting of the Board and posted to the website and shared with members via the Academy in Action newsletter. While the majority of […]

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November 19, 2021
Health, Wellness, and Equity in California's LGBTQ+ Community with MolinaCares - December 7th

December 7, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT Please join MolinaCares for a virtual panel discussion on December 7th hosted by CAFP member, Dr. Felix Nuñez, regional medical director of Molina Healthcare of California and moderated by Dr. Shannon Kozlovich, program manager at Equality California. Expert panelists include Craig Pulsipher, associate director of […]

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October 15, 2021
Protect MICRA Campaign - Community Ambassador Training

While frontline healthcare heroes like you have been hard at work protecting Californians throughout the pandemic, proponents of the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act” (FIPA) were advocating for their trial attorney-backed measure that will limit access to care during the worst possible time by eliminating key Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) protections. While […]

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October 14, 2021
Twelve CAFP-Supported Bills Have Been Signed by Governor Newsom

October 10th was the last day Governor Newsom had to sign into law or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  The Governor signed into law twelve CAFP-supported bills that would increase access to health care services, protect reproductive health care patients and providers, support physician practices and residents, close the existing racial gaps in maternal […]

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October 13, 2021
CAFP Awarded 2021 Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award

CAFP is honored to be awarded the 2021 AAFP Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award. AAFP recognized CAFP’s efforts to advance alternative payment models to support primary care, especially those primary care practices particularly affected by the pandemic. CAFP has worked with legislators and a wide coalition of stakeholders to introduce legislation to establish multi-payer […]

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